Reviews

Here you can find reviews of all the cars that have been given a proper test by us here at Simply Motor. All cars are scored out of a maximum 10 in five categories; Looks, Handling/Performance, Economy, Practicality and Fun. This gives a total score out of 50 that should give you an idea of just how good a car is. There are also a lot more pictures of all the cars, and our reviews aim to provide facts whilst still being a light-hearted read. Simply click on the manufacturer logo and you can see all the models which have been tested. Enjoy!

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Alfa Romeo 


Founded in 1910, Alfa Romeo is an Italian car manufacturer. The marque has been the subject of many clichés, for having heart, soul and passion. Now part of the Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) group, Alfa Romeo has seen a resurgence thanks to improved build quality and reliability. They still got soul though...




Audi 


Audi is a German manufacturer, part of the Volkswagen Audi Group. The company slogan "Vorsprung Durch Technik" translates to mean "Progress Through Technology". And that's what Audi has done. From the introduction of the Quattro 4WD system in 1980, to the recent 'virtual cockpit', technology lies at the forefront of the brand.




Citroen 


Citroen is part of the PSA Peugeot Citroen group. Focusing on "Creative Technology" they have focused significant efforts on restyling their model line up. Citroen have proved themselves in the world of motorsport too, with 8 World Rally Championship titles to their name.




DS Automobiles 


DS Automobiles is the luxury division of Citroën, with its slogan "Spirit of avant-garde". This sub-brand has seen a greater degree of segregation in recent years, and developed its own identity. The styling of DS models has a much more premium, sleek edge to it than Citroën counterparts, despite sharing platforms.




Fiat 


Fiat is an Italian marque which has always found a good sense of style. They also set trends when it comes to cars. In more recent times cars like the 500 and new Panda have set new levels of 'cute' styling and brought about the art of customisation. Oh, and they don't break down all the time anymore. Result!




Ford 


Ford Motor Company is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. Providing cars for the majority their model line-up is bound to feature something for everyone. In more recent years Ford have been introducing smaller, turbocharged engines in a bid to make mainstream motoring more economical.




Honda 


Honda are well known for making driver-focussed cars. Being the manufacturer behind "The Power of Dreams", their advances in technology range from more efficient hybrids, hydrogen-powered vehicles. They even produced a humanoid robot ASIMO, who is capable of tackling flights of stairs and even running.




Hyundai 


Hyundai, which is Korean for "modernity" have come a long way in recent years. Their cars now offer quality for less than their German rivals. All cars come with a 5-year warranty and after a recent styling overhaul actually look good too. They are in the middle of making engines more powerful and also more efficient.




Isuzu 


Isuzu is a Japanese car manufacturer that has never been huge in the UK. Known for the infamous Trooper they offer more rugged heavyweights. In more recent times they have entered the pick-up market with the Rodeo. This has been replaced by the D-Max; currently the only car on sale in the UK.




Jaguar 


Jaguar, together with Land Rover, is a subsidiary of Tata Motors. In recent years the brand has gone from strength to strength, with new and successful models putting Jaguar back on the map. Despite Indian ownership there is something very British about a Jag, and the current models can certainly give the Germans a run for their money!




Jeep 


Jeep is a part of the Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) group. With a history of capable 4WD vehicles dating back to the 1941 Willys Jeep, the comapny have a great deal of pedigree. With a host of new engines, Jeep aim to build a customer base in the UK and share some of its American success.




Kia 


Kia Motors is South Korea's second largest automobile manufacturer, behind Hyundai. In recent years the company has focused on improving quality and offers all cars with an impressive 7-year warranty. In recent times, a focus on styling has made Kia a serious contender in the UK market.




Land Rover 


Land Rover are well known for making quality off-road cars. From the legendary and rugged Defender, to the most luxurious Range Rover Autobiography. The company is now joint with Jaguar to form JLR, and between them are re-branding and re-styling to ensure continued success in the future.




MG Motor 


MG were a big name in British motoring until their collapse in 2005. At this point they were taken over by a Chinese firm who purchased the company and its Longridge production facility. Since then two new cars have been released, and there are plans for even more over the coming years.




Mitsubishi 


Mitsubishi Motors is a Japanese manufacturer with a varied model range. They sell a lot of cars in the commercial market with the successful L200, but in more recent times have aimed to offer more efficient and stylish cars for the family market as well. And who could forget the might Evo...




Peugeot 


Peugeot is a French manufacturer and that means one things; hot hatches. After losing their way somewhat in recent times, they are currently in the middle of a massive transformation. Hybrid technology is being introduced, and the style is back. Oh, and the GTi badge is making a comeback as well...




Seat


Seat is a Spanish car manufacturer; part of the Volkswagen-Audi Group. Its development facilities are some of newest and most efficient in the group, resulting in the production of some great cars. From the great all-rounder in the Leon, to the marque's first ever SUV in the Ateca, the current line-up has serious appeal.




Skoda 


Skoda is a Czech car manufacturer which is part of the Volkswagen Audi Group. Originally founded in 1895 as Laurin & Klement, the name is still given to top-spec models. Under VAG ownership, Skoda has developed a reputation for reliable, high quality cars. With recent styling efforts they look good too!




Subaru 


Subaru has made a name for itself in the sport of rallying over the years. The WRX STi is having the plug pulled in the UK, and that's a great shame. However Subaru will continue to bring other models here which will cater for both country-folk and petrolheads, so we're not at a complete loss.




Suzuki 


Suzuki is a Japanese manufacturer with a wide range of vehicles. After some revamping they can compete on quality with European rivals, and have some efficient engines to boast as well. And one of the best things about the Suzuki range is that it is full of fun, and that counts for a lot.




Volvo 


Volvo is a Swedish car manufacturer which employs four basic pillars of design: Safety, Environment, Quality and Design. They have undergone a massive re-branding in recent years; ditching their 'big square box' image attributed to older models in favour of style and driver focus.

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